AMERICA CANNOT SURVIVE AS A MULTIPLE LANGUAGE COUNTRY
By Frosty Wooldridge
September 16, 2010
“A nation is much more…it is a state of mind, a shared vision, and a recognition that we are all in this together. A nation needs a common language as it needs a common currency,” said Governor Richard D. Lamm of Colorado
One look around the world and you will see conflict in many countries in the Middle East, Africa and Europe. The great philosopher Kant said, “The two great dividers are religion and language.”
Today, the United Kingdom finds itself more the Divided Kingdom while the French find themselves becoming Arabic in culture and language. Canada doesn’t know ‘who’ it is with 12 distinct languages and cultures now emerging from its relentless immigration policy. At a fair this year, one Pakistani immigrant told a Canadian, “This isn’t Canada anymore; it’s a world country.” In other words, Canada has displaced itself out of its own culture, identity and language. In order to protect its culture and language, Quebec will only invite those who speak French and share their culture.
Wherever you see conflict in the world today, you see competing religions, cultures and languages. Any country may possess different cultures and religions, but once a country cannot communicate in one single language, it cannot continue its existence as a cohesive entity.
London, England boasts two separate ‘cities’—the British inhabit one part of London and middle eastern immigrants inhabit the other. Two cultures, two languages, two different religions—total separation.
“It is said because it is an advantage for an individual to be bi-lingual that it is also an asset for a society to be bi-lingual,” said Governor Lamm. “I suggest, however, that while it might be a blessing for an individual to be bi-lingual, it is a curse for a society to be so.”
Multiple languages balkanize any country. Seymour Martin Lipset said, “The histories of bi-lingual and bi-cultural societies that do not assimilate are histories of turmoil, tension and tragedy.”
Look at French Canada and English Canada. Their battle continues to this day. “Belgium, Malaysia, Lebanon—all face crises of national existence in which minorities press for autonomy, if not independence,” said Lamm. “Pakistan and Cyprus have divided. Nigeria suppressed an ethnic rebellion. France faces difficulties with its Basques, Bretons and Corsicans.”
Personally, I think the French, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish and Belgium languages and their cultures represent the first salvo of losing Western democracies to Islam, not by the sword, but by the penis. Islam in Europe runs 8.1 children per mother to 1.6 children per European mother. Clearly, Islam will take over by sheer birth rate dominance. As they do, all those countries and their languages and cultures will vanish into Islamic demographic dominance.
As Lamm noted, some folks romantically think places like Switzerland flourish with multiple languages. Reality check! The Swiss feature three separate cantons and languages with one French, one German and one Italian.
“You have to share something with your neighbor besides a zip code,” said Lamm. “We need many things to tie us together, but one indispensable element must be that we all speak one common language.”
As Lamm noted, we have been successful for 234 years because we’ve become one people. But today, we’re becoming three distinct ethnic and competing cultures and languages: Spanish, English and Arabic or Islamic.
“I suggest that language is a much deeper and more intractable separating factor,” said Lamm. “America has been successful because we have the social glue of a common language, a shared history, uniting symbols that tie us together. We live under a common flag, which we honor and salute.”
Current Immigration Patterns Destructive to One Nation Concept
Lamm said, “First, immigration historically was a mix of many nations and languages; now more than half of our immigrants are from Spanish-speaking countries. Second, immigrants historically came from great distances and had to throw themselves into a new nation; today people can spend every vacation in their home country and hold on to dual citizenship. Third, today we take in four times the historical rate of immigrants without pause.” [Today, 2.1 to 2.4 million legal and illegal immigrants annually enter the USA]
Today, we see entire cities separated by ethnic tribes that refuse to speak English or assimilate into the American way of life. We face accelerating dangerous precedents that not only separate us linguistically, but cause animosities that cannot be solved just because we’re all Americans. Over 40 million people in this country found their births in other countries. By 2035, over 70 million immigrants will call the USA home at current immigration levels.
One look at what’s happening to Europe should make anyone tremble on many levels.
“The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, or preventing it from continuing as a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities. We have but one flag. We have one language, English.” President Teddy Roosevelt
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As you watch the conflicts at Ground Zero, or Detroit, or Chicago, or Miami, or Los Angeles—you’re looking at Roosevelt’s prophesy coming to fruition. As we fall prey to multiple languages, we will most certainly fall prey to more violence within our own country by competing tribes and languages. Competing languages and cultures prove a blueprint for the demolition of the United States of America.
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